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Websites of the Month From Here to There These sites make it easier for attendees to get around the block—and the world By Vincent Alonzo THE MAIN PORT FOR PASSPORTS The National Association of Passport and Visa Services (NAPVS) has over 20 passport and visa services members with offices throughout the U.S. and capabilities to help American citizens, regardless of where they live, obtain their necessary passport and visa documents as quickly as a few days. All NAPVS members have websites at which to obtain information on their services. Simply click on the “Obtain a Passport” button to the left to get a full listing of members with links to their respective websites. ALL TRANSPORTATION IS LOCAL HopStop can be an attendee’s personal city transit guide. The site provides door-to-door subway and bus directions and maps for New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, DC, New Jersey, Long Island, Boston, and the Metro North Railroad area. You can also search for restaurants, clubs, and attractions on the site which also allows users send directions by e-mail or text message to a cell phone directly from the website and get directions to, or the locations of, nearby subway and bus stops remotely on cell phones. ROAD READY This site is a comprehensive resource with recommended vaccinations, embassy listings, and crime advisories for 204 countries. (Information is culled from the state departments of the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K.) Tips on local customs and transportation are also included. One caveat: the listings of doctors abroad are sparse for some countries. Users must register to access the site, but registration is free. 30 APRIL 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - April 2008

Successful Meetings - April 2008
Editor's Note
Industry Trends
On the Record
Planner's Spotlight
Technology Talk
Personal Success
Websites of the Month
Food & Beverage
On Site
Professional Development
On Site
Professional Development
Miforum Q&A
Beyond the Flames
Reservation for—21,000
Casino Riches
Entertainment Jackpot
Who Needs a Passport?
The International Swing
Around the World in 18 Holes
Places & Spaces
Puerto Rico
Show Special: Washington DC / Frankfurt, Germany

Successful Meetings - April 2008